The Tesla Mystique

For BSRF. Previously “Tesla: What He Is, What He Ain’t.” This is a new posting, extensively revised 2009. Despite his obscurity, the greatest genius of all time was Nikola Tesla. Geniuses like Tesla and Einstein come along only every 50 years or so....

A Capsule Biography of Nikola Tesla

TESLA Nikola (1856-1943), electrical inventor. Born Serbia. Educated at the polytechnical school at Graz and at University of Prague. Worked as telephone engineer in Prague and Paris. Conceived new type of electric motor having no commutator, as d.c. motors have, but...

Tesla Anti-gravity Coil Surfaces

first posted 3/11 reposted 10/21/11 E-mail recived 1/14/11: To: George Trinkaus I am an associate producer for History Detectives, a series on PBS. I am hoping you can help me with some research I am doing on the attached cone and coil, which our contributor purchased...

Blackout: Can Tesla Light the Way?

The American Free Press (October, 2003) Will it be Tesla to the rescue at your home in the next big blackout? Super-efficient Tesla lighting is an ideal back-up for blackout emergencies. A home-built Tesla-coil “lighting plant” can squeeze more hours of...

Tesla Electrotherapy

Tesla had a hunch that, since his high-potential, high-frequency currents could be passed into the body harmlessly, “these currents might lend themselves to electrotherapeutic uses.” Tesla experimented upon himself. When he was struck down in the streets...

Who Owns the Ether?

Not surprisingly, the very first entity to claim ownership of the increasingly precious spectrum real estate was Government, in particular that of the U.S. through its navy. The U.S. Navy, between 1900 and 1910, made several attempts to put radio under its sole...